[Interview] Sasha Luss Talks Gaming Horror Movie ‘Latency’, A.I., and Halloween

The new gaming horror movie Latency arrives in theaters today, and we recently talked to the film’s star Sasha Luss about what drew her to the project, the challenges of shooting in a single location, her Mean Girls Halloween moment, and more.

In the film, when Hana (Luss), a professional gamer who suffers from acute agoraphobia, is asked to trial sophisticated new gaming equipment which uses A.I. to interpret the electrical activity of her brain, she sees an opportunity to enhance her game. As Hana and her best friend Jen (Alexis Ren) experiment with this new technology, the line between reality and Hana’s subconscious quickly begins to blur and she starts to wonder if the device is helping her or serving a more sinister force. 

Written and directed by James Croke, the film stars Sasha Luss (Anna) and Alexis Ren (The Enforcer).

In our video conversation earlier this week, we also discussed Sasha’s own views on A.I. in real life, and of course we talked about Halloween in her life growing up in Russia and her first exposure to the holiday as we know it in America, her favorite costume she’s ever worn, and more.

You can watch our full exclusive interview with Sasha Luss, as well as the trailer for the film, below.

Latency is in theaters now.

Related: [Interview] Director James Croke Talks Gaming Thriller ‘Latency’, A.I., and Halloween

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.